In brief

Genisys Credit Union awarded Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce Excellence Award

AUBURN HILLS — On Dec. 9, the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce recognized individuals and companies for their achievements in the areas of innovation, leadership, and community involvement at the Silver & Gold Awards Holiday Brunch. Genisys Credit Union was awarded the Atlas Copco Excellence Award and extends their thank you for the recognition.

“We are honored to be awarded the Atlas Copco Excellence Award,” said Jackie Buchanan CEO / President of Genisys Credit Union. “We are proud to have many talented Team members share their expertise with industry committees to ensure the financial industry continues to move forward.”

The Atlas Copco Excellence Award recognizes companies that not only meet industry standards but have gone above and beyond to improve their company and industry expectations. In a highly regulated industry, Genisys has found a way to not just meet standards, but to move the bar higher and challenge the entire industry to follow suit in areas such as community giveback, technology, and financial education. — G.G.

Hurley receives $50k grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint

FLINT — The Hurley Foundation has received a grant of $50,000 from the Tuuri Health Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint to support planning for a Behavioral Health Emergency Center (BHEC) on Hurley’s campus.

Hurley is working collaboratively with Genesee Health System (GHS) on the project. The BHEC will be a GHS-operated program that is supported by Hurley’s Emergency Department. It will be a new service designed to address the emergent needs of behavioral health consumers and their families and will improve access and provide wrap-around services for patients, 24 hours a day.

It will allow patients with a behavioral health crisis to receive treatment in less restrictive settings, minimize law enforcement officer waiting time, and divert individuals from the criminal justice system.

Services may include crisis intervention, stabilization, assessment, shelter placement, and outpatient counseling. The implementation strategy is expected to be completed in 2020. — G.G.

AAA: Michigan gas prices drop 9 cents

DEARBORN — Gas prices in Michigan dropped 9 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.48 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 2 cents more than this time last month and 21 cents more than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $37 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $10 from when prices were their highest last May.

Total domestic gasoline stocks increased for the fifth consecutive week, according to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Stocks increased by 5.4 million bbl last week, bringing the total to 234.8 million bbl. Additionally, gas demand decreased from 9.03 million b/d to 8.88 million b/d.

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit’s average daily gas price decreased slightly. Metro Detroit’s current average is $2.54 per gallon, about 4 cents less than last week’s average and about 25 cents more than this same time last year. — G.G.